Unique conference on 4th October 2020
It is estimated that there are around 250 Hindu mandirs in the UK representing various sampradayas and Bharatiya languages/provinces. They are the pillars of our dharmic traditions and cultural values, centres of social activities and the face of our community for the outside world.
In fact, they are the heart of our samaj which keeps the identity of our community alive. There are some well established and popular mandirs and some are converted from old churches and houses. They all serve the religious and cultural needs of the local Hindu community and receive regular visits from schools for educating students on Hindu faith and traditions. Most were established decades ago.
Over the years mandirs have faced many challenges some of which are listed below:
- Racial abuse, hatred and violence
- Planning permissions and parking facilities
- Employing appropriate and talented pujaris
- Democratic functioning, governance and legal issues
- Financial matters and fundraising
- Lack of youth interest and participation
- Lack of interesting and innovative activities
- Lack of trained guides for school visits
The Covid19 pandemic has exacerbated these issues.
As many of these challenges are fairly common it would be beneficial for mandir executives (President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc) to meet on a common platform to discuss, share, learn and network so that collectively we can work and help each other.
In view of the above VHP UK has organised Hindu Mandir Executives Conference UK, a 3 hour online conference on Sunday 4 October 2020 from 10am to 1.00pm. The conference will have eminent speakers, workshops and Q&A sessions. It is totally FREE and one can participate from the comfort of their own home. It is hoped that this would be a kickstart to such collaborative future events of Hindu mandirs in the UK for the ultimate benefit of the Hindu community and promotion of Hindu Dharma, culture and traditions.
A summary of the proceedings of this conference will be published which may be used to produce a roadmap for future actions.
Message from VHP – USA
Please see the video message from the President of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, USA to Hindu Mandir Executives of UK
How to Register:
Registration for this conference has now closed.
Thank you to the over 250+ Mandir Executives from across the UK who have registered. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
If you missed out this time and would be interested in any future events please contact us by email: info.hmecuk @ gmail.com
Last date for registration:
Registration will be open till 27 September 2020.
To enable effective participation from all mandirs there is a maximum limit of 5 registrations from each mandir. Our preference is for the active executives (President. Secretary, Trustees) to participate.
Full details of the conference sessions will be sent once finalised.